INTERACTIVE: Malaysia not spared from global dengue spike

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 03 Jan 2024

A passerby walking past an ad warning the public about the dangers of Aedes at Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur. - SAMUEL ONG/THE STAR

PETALING JAYA: Dengue infections in Malaysia nearly doubled in 2023 compared to the year before amid a global surge in infections.

According to the government’s iDengue portal, there were 123,300 cases from January 1 to December 31 last year, up 86.5% from 66,102 in 2022.

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